Charaben キャラ弁 the Japanese Food Art

What a creative way to make your lunch box (Bentō べんとう) looks much more fun! This Japanese Food Art is to eat for real. Bentō (べんとう) is the name given to the simple  prêt-a-manger takeout portion. When the Bento is presented in a cute way (a cartoon, icons…) they call it Charaben (キャラ弁, kyaraben).   Was it invented to make the kids eat their lunch box much more easier? I guess so. Actually, some people spend so much time and energy to make those lunch boxes look so appealing that you want to keep them and not eat! Have a look at those examples and try to recognize the different cartoons.

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Posted on 11/08/2011, in Art, Food, Food Art, Japan and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m really impressed together with your writing abilities and also with the format in your weblog. Is this a paid topic or did you customize it yourself? Anyway stay up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to peer a nice blog like this one today..

    • just back from holiday. Thanks for your kind comment 🙂 I’m glad that you like what I find interesting and what I share. I have few more artists to present on this blog. For the format of this blog I just use the settings from wordpress. I dont pay anything.

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